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Middle Eastern Layered Dip

May/June 2014

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This healthy dip recipe has a Middle Eastern twist—cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives are layered on top of a creamy base of hummus and a touch of tangy yogurt. A sprinkle of ground sumac adds a fruity, sour flavor. Look for this bright red spice (made from the tart red berries of the Mediterranean sumac bush) in Middle Eastern markets, specialty food shops and online at penzeys.com. Serve the dip with pita chips.


Middle Eastern Layered Dip Recipe

Makes: 16 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

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Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce container prepared hummus
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sumac (optional; see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Spread hummus in a shallow 2-quart dish. Layer yogurt, cucumber, tomato, olives and feta on top. Sprinkle with oregano and sumac (if using) just before serving.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Assemble up to 1 hour ahead.
  • The tart red berries of the Mediterranean sumac bush add fruity, sour flavor to many regional dishes. Find ground sumac in Middle Eastern markets, specialty food shops and online at penzeys.com.

Nutrition

Per serving: 49 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g total sugars; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 130 mg sodium; 85 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Holiday
July 4th
Type of Dish
Appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
Middle Eastern
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Publication
May/June 2014
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